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Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Beijing appears to be capitalizing on weaknesses in the U.S. response to the coronavirus, using it to emphasize fissures in the transatlantic relationship, Head of Policy and Research Jessica Brandt said to The Hill. Brandt told The Sydney [...]

2020-03-24T13:41:21-04:00March 23, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take One of Russia’s goals is weakening democratic institutions through the weaponization of race, which helps to divide Americans, Director Laura Rosenberger told The New York Times. Rosenberger also told Deep State Radio that clear messaging [...]

2020-03-18T16:58:04-04:00March 16, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take It is a mistake to view Russia’s interference as focused on a particular candidate or party; instead, it is part of a broader effort to sow chaos and make democracy appear ineffective, Head of Research and Policy Jessica Brandt told Bloomb [...]

2020-03-18T16:57:30-04:00March 10, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take When political leadership casts doubt on the integrity of democratic institutions, particularly without any evidence, it is extremely damaging to the function of those institutions, Director Laura Rosenberger said in an interview with The [...]

2020-03-06T15:39:40-05:00March 2, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take One of the greatest hindrances to doing more to combat foreign interference is the politicization of the issue, Director Laura Rosenberger said on PBS NewsHour, and she told NPR’s “All Things Considered” that participating in democracy is [...]

2020-02-27T22:39:33-05:00February 24, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The Alliance for Securing Democracy released the Election Official’s Handbook which highlights six recommendations local election officials can implement at relatively little cost to fortify their election systems before the 2020 president [...]

2020-02-27T22:42:37-05:00February 18, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take There is no evidence that the Iowa app was hacked or manipulated in any way, but that is not the impression many voters were left with — and the impression of insecurity can be just as damaging as insecurity itself, Head of Policy and Rese [...]

2020-02-27T13:52:57-05:00February 10, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take There are not enough robust, multilateral mechanisms to share information about cyber threats, best practices, or lessons learned, Director Laura Rosenberger said on The Council on Foreign Relations’ podcast Why it Matters. Rosenberger als [...]

2020-02-27T22:51:25-05:00February 4, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The threat landscape for disinformation has grown exponentially since 2016, as the tools and techniques of information manipulation become cheaper and more widely accessible, explained Media and Digital Disinformation Fellow Bret Schafer o [...]

2020-02-27T22:53:58-05:00January 27, 2020|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The rollout of 5G wireless networks will likely be a defining geopolitical dilemma of 2020, but American and European consumers could easily mistake 5G for just another marketing ploy for early adopters—to the detriment of democracies worl [...]

2020-01-06T16:57:28-05:00January 6, 2020|By |
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